Eastern Market Station

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Eastern Market
Eastern Market station.jpg
Location 701 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
Owned by WMATA
Line(s) Blue Line Blue Line
Orange Line Orange Line
Silver Line Silver Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2

Bus transport Metrobus: 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 39, 90, 92, 93

DC Circulator
Structure type Underground
Bicycle facilities 20 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code D06
Opened July 1, 1977; 37 years ago (July 1, 1977)
Passengers (2014) 6,261 daily [1]Decrease 1.9%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
toward Vienna
Orange Line
Silver Line
Eastern Market Station.jpg

Eastern Market is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The station currently provides service for the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines. The station is located in Southeast Washington at Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street. It is named after the nearby Eastern Market, a historic Washington, D.C. public marketplace.


Originally, the station was to be named Marine Barracks, after the Washington Marine Barracks located a few blocks south of the station on 8th Street.[2] However after lobbying from the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, the name was changed to Eastern Market.[2] The station opened on July 1, 1977.[3] Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[4] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of an entire section of line, which included 16 stations in total, between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station to Stadium–Armory Station.[5] Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.[6] Silver Line service at Eastern Market began on July 26, 2014.[7]

Street-level entrance to Eastern Market Station.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Westbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Capitol South)
Orange Line Orange Line toward Vienna (Capitol South)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (Capitol South)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Potomac Avenue)
Orange Line Orange Line toward New Carrollton (Potomac Avenue)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (Potomac Avenue)

Notable places nearby[edit]


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2014-11-04. 
  2. ^ a b Feaver, Douglas B.; John Feinstein (November 27, 1978), "That which we call Zoological Park would smell as sweet half mile away; What's in a Metro name?", The Washington Post: C4 
  3. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post: A1 
  4. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  5. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post 
  6. ^ Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post: D1 
  7. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/all-aboard-metros-new-silver-line-rolls-down-the-tracks-for-the-first-time/2014/07/26/238aaa68-14cc-11e4-8936-26932bcfd6ed_story.html

External links[edit]

Media related to Eastern Market (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°53′03″N 76°59′45″W / 38.8842°N 76.9958°W / 38.8842; -76.9958